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#1 DamnCoffee

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:41 AM

I asked David on Twitter if he was planning to return to score Bond 23, his reply...

DavidGArnold
@matthewharkin90 no news yet
Nov 01, 12:37 AM via Echofon


So, whether this means, he hasn't been asked to return yet, or he isn't going to give out any information on the subject, I don't know. Just thought I should report, anyway. :)

Edited by Mharkin, 12 November 2011 - 10:31 PM.


#2 Pussfeller

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:29 AM

That's interesting. So he's not going to be involved with the press conference. I suppose that's normal. In previous years the music has always been one of the last elements of the film to be completed. Still, it fits in with the rumor that Mendes wants to bring in a different composer.

Edit: Oh, I see the ambiguity now. "No news" could mean "My lips are sealed." Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Personally I'd like a change in the music department. Arnold is okay, but he basically does the same thing again and again.

#3 univex

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:40 AM

I´d love a new sound. I like Arnold, he´s a fan. And he has done some good work now and then. But if Mendes brings someone new for this one I won´t loose spleep over it. Anyway, is it strange that Arnold hasn´t been called yet? (if he hasn´t been called) Shouldn´t they be discussing the "tone" of the piece or something like that? Or is it too soon?

Edited by univex, 01 November 2011 - 02:41 AM.


#4 Matt_13

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:44 AM

Sounds more like noone has gotten back to him yet. We'll see. Nice of him to reply.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:46 AM

I think a lot of his avilablity will hinge on his commitments to the 2012 Olympics. And if forced to choose working on the Games or scoring another Bond film, I think Arnold would pick the Olympics.

#6 DamnCoffee

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:50 AM

Well in that case then, I'm really excited to hear a new sound for Bond 23. Thomas Newman is still at the top of my list.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:51 AM

Well in that case then, I'm really excited to hear a new sound for Bond 23. Thomas Newman is still at the top of my list.

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#8 DamnCoffee

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:58 AM

Or Murray Gold for that matter, although It probably won't happen. The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is approaching, and Gold is pretty much tied up in that, and Series 7.

He's brilliant at integrating established themes though.


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Vale Decem is also brilliant.

#9 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:00 AM

Well in that case then, I'm really excited to hear a new sound for Bond 23.

On the flip side, it may be possible to do both. I said that if given the choice, Arnold would probably take the Olympics gig (because how often would he get to do that?), not that he had been put in a position where he was forced to choose.

And the big problem with replacing Arnold is that no other names have been thrown around in connection to the job. Maybe the usual suspects are too tied up in casting and title rumours and/or feel that the composer isn't really worth chasing down compared to actors (because who aside from the fans really cares for the composer?), but there's been on word on who might fill the vacancy.

#10 Chief of SIS

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:17 AM

What a kind reply. Maybe find out Thursday...maybe...


....Shark should be getting his hopes up super high right about now.............

#11 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:22 AM

I saw his name in italics at the bottom of this thread earlier. He was obviously going to post something, but he logged off before sending it through.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:51 AM

I'd love to hear Gabriel Yared or Philip Glass composing some music for Bond (at least the slow paced scenes score). If we already have Sam Mendes, why not? They're so much better than David Arnold.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:05 AM

the composer can probably wait til next year - doesn't sound like he's a shoe in though as he once might have been

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:22 AM

Sam Mendes seems to use Thomas Newman almost exclusively (I think there's only been one exception and that one had a lot of source music - don't remember the name of the film though). And I've thought in the past that he should be on the radar for a Bond score, so who knows?

#15 The Shark

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:15 AM

Elliot Goldenthal, Christopher Young, Don Davis, Alberto Iglesias or Lalo Schifrin. Those are my top candidates.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:25 AM

Elliot Goldenthal, Christopher Young, Don Davis, Alberto Iglesias or Lalo Schifrin. Those are my top candidates.


I have a strong feeling that Mendes is going for a new composer and Arnold is out of this one.

#17 Royal Dalton

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:47 PM

I think he'll be back.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:14 PM

I'm with Royal Dalton. If Marc Forster couldn't get rid of him when they axed all the regulars I doubt Mendes will.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:22 PM

I'm with Royal Dalton. If Marc Forster couldn't get rid of him when they axed all the regulars I doubt Mendes will.

Is there any record that Forster tried to have him removed? I mean, maybe he was impressed enough by Arnold to keep him on-board. And the end result was not bad - QUANTUM OF SOALCE was easily one of Arnold's best scores.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:24 PM

Frankly, I don't care at this point.
But someone but Arnold would be nice once in a while.

#21 marktmurphy

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:45 PM

I wouldn't be upset if Arnold returned; he knows what he's doing.

#22 Matt_13

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:51 PM

I wouldn't be upset if Arnold returned; he knows what he's doing.


This. And he loves doing it.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

Arnold will probably return, though i'd rather we mix things up a bit and go for someone new.

Alexandre Desplat did some magnificent work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and on The Ides of March. Would love him to give Bond 23 a crack.

#24 DamnCoffee

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

Desplat would be brilliant, actually.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

A lot of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 score was recycled from previous Williams and Hooper scores; may want to judge him more on Part 1, which didn't impress me so much...

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

A lot of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 score was recycled from previous Williams and Hooper scores; may want to judge him more on Part 1, which didn't impress me so much...


No matter, the point is it sounded fantastic. Though Mendes will probably stick to Thomas whatshisface again...

#27 Chief of SIS

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

I think he'll be back.



I will take that bet surprisingly. Though I'd put my odds at a slim 4:3

#28 DamnCoffee

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:17 PM

A lot of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 score was recycled from previous Williams and Hooper scores; may want to judge him more on Part 1, which didn't impress me so much...



Yes, but it's still his own work. He's the one who integrated the reccuring themes into the soundtrack. Which were a really nice touch, actually. Plus, Lilly's Theme is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've heard.

That's just like saying you can't judge Arnold because he's used the Bond theme, which was Monty Normans.

#29 sharpshooter

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

If Arnold comes back, I'd be wanting something akin to his TND score.

Not as much Bond theme as that (still a decent portion), but in the same welcoming spirit.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:39 PM


A lot of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 score was recycled from previous Williams and Hooper scores; may want to judge him more on Part 1, which didn't impress me so much...



Yes, but it's still his own work. He's the one who integrated the reccuring themes into the soundtrack. Which were a really nice touch, actually. Plus, Lilly's Theme is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've heard.

That's just like saying you can't judge Arnold because he's used the Bond theme, which was Monty Normans.


Was it Monty Norman's though? HA, only joking, let's not get into that. I agree, Lily's theme is a proper tear-jerker.

I'm championing Desplat to get the gig. odds: 120/1.




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